Champion Powersleek&reg; Sports Bra
Used to be a great sports bra
I have been buying this model sports bra for many years, but the quality and fit have deteriorated in the last couple of years. The bra used to provide more support: the straps are now too stretchy and there seems to be less cotton in the fabric and in more areas than previously, which lessens support. The closure at the back used to have hooks and an adjustable snap, and enough fabric under the hooks, so they didn't dig into your back. The way the straps are adjusted has also changed to the front and the metal pieces now dig into the front of the shoulders. I think the manufacturer changed suppliers to get a cheaper product, but the price has increased! I gave the product an extra star because it USED to be good.
September 19, 2012
straps have no support
I wanted good support for running, etc. however, this bra has straps that stretch, plus the plastic that holds the straps keeps turning side and do not stay in place. I can see these plastic clips breaking very easily as well. I am very disappointed in this product.
September 14, 2012
Line dry only!
The small print: this bra can't go into the dryer. Machine wash warm, then fish it out and hang it up to drip dry. The silver lining is that dryers are energy hogs, so we shouldn't be using them anyway. Other than that, this is one of those rare bras that actually fits DDD sizes. Lower band absorbs sweat and stays flat against the rib cage, and though the strap rings are plastic, they seem tough. Front straps use velcro to stick to themselves. Not a bra to run in, but supportive without being suffocatingly tight.
August 24, 2012
Finally, I found a bra that fits perfect! I love it, love it, love it! This is about the 3rd review I have ever written in my life, but wanted to give credit where credit was due. Keep up the good work Champion!
August 11, 2012